• In Lithuania Adult Education is regulated under the Law for Non-formal adult education and Continuing education and recognized as a strategic priority of the Lithuanian state. However, concrete policy initiatives remain scarce. Limited information and availability is one of the challenges, leaving participation in adult education below EU average, at a rate of 6%.  

Lithuania country reports

Lithuania 2020

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  • Developments: No significant adult education policy developments in Lithuania

    The situation of adult education in Lithuania has stayed the same over the last year and there have been no new policies or innovations in adult education. The funding situation of the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LAAE) did not chang...

  • Challenges: New non-formal education law

    One of the main challenges in Lithuania is to improve the system of lifelong learning and raise the importance of adult education in the country. A system for validation of non-formal education would further this endeavour.

    The pa...


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  • Lithuania introduction

    Lithuania keeps fighting the low levels of adult participation in learning by working on re-structuring its educational system and offering more opportunities in professional development for adults. 

  • Recent developments in Lithuania

    Current goals and standards for adult education in Lithuania are set in development strategy Lithuania 2030 and National Education Strategy 2013-2022. The focus of both documents is to develop a well-functioning educational system that allows and...

  • Links to EU and international policy in Lithuania

    The strategies, developed by Lithuanian state, reflect the general stream of policies in education in the EU and the world. As mentioned in the previous section, Lithuania is focusing on promoting lifelong learning, and thus it established several...

  • Challenges and recommendations in Lithuania

    The programme for strengthening non-formal adult education and continuing training for 2016-2023 set a goal of achieving 12% of the adult population involved in learning by 2023. For the following years, shifting the remaining 6% to 12% will conti...

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General situation of adult education
neutral face has stayed the same in 2020

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
7% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
27.9% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)